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A plea for books ..

3 May 2022 20:00

Recently I've been getting much more interested in the "retro" computers of my youth, partly because I've been writing crazy code in Z80 assembly-language, and partly because I've been preparing to introduce our child to his first computer:

  • An actual 1982 ZX Spectrum, cassette deck and all.
    • No internet
    • No hi-rez graphics
    • Easily available BASIC
    • And as a nice bonus the keyboard is wipe-clean!

I've got a few books, books I've hoarded for 30+ years, but I'd love to collect some more. So here's my request:

  • If you have any books covering either the Z80 processor, or the ZX Spectrum, please consider dropping me an email.

I'd be happy to pay €5-10 each for any book I don't yet own, and I'd also be more than happy to cover the cost of postage to Finland.

I'd be particularly pleased to see anything from Melbourne House, and while low-level is best, the coding-books from Usbourne (The Mystery Of Silver Mountain, etc, etc) wouldn't go amiss either.

I suspect most people who have collected and kept these wouldn't want to part with them, but just in case ..

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icon Legooolas at 16:17 on 5 May 2022

The Usborne books are available as PDFs from their website, so you could print them if you can't get them any other way :

https://usborne.com/gb/books/computer-and-coding-books

Some of them can be quite expensive when they turn up on sites like eBay, especially the "Write Your Own Fantasy Games" one.

icon David the Dinosaur Wrangler at 02:53 on 8 May 2022

Some I like:

101 Basic Computer Games - https://archive.org/details/bitsavers_decBooks10Mar75_26006648

BASIC Computer Games by David Ahl (1978, 1973) https://www.digibarn.com/collections/books/basicgames/ https://www.amazon.com/BASIC-Computer-Games-Microcomputer-David/dp/0894800523


icon Steve Kemp at 09:34 on 8 May 2022
https://steve.fi/

Thanks for the comments - I've grabbed a bunch of books online, but really I am looking for physical books.

(Primarily because that's easier for the child to deal with, but also partly for my own preference.)

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